First off, my association with MVN has ended. It was short run, but definitely a learning experience.
Next, nice win by the Cardinals. First off, Pineiro has really pitched his way into a spot in next year’s rotation, I hope. It is nice to knock off the Mets for various reasons. First , it is the Mets. Second, it lets the Phillies in for a tie for first.
Pujols needs 4 runs in 3 games, I have my fingers crossed. CORRECTION: THANKS TO HUGO FOR POINTING OUT THAT ALBERT IS NOW AT 97 RUNS.
Over at Baseball Prospectus, Kevin Goldstein has a review of his NL Minor League Sleeper picks. Here is what he had to say about the Cardinals: One of the last of the draft-and-follows as a 44th-round pick in 2005, right-hander Blake King finished with twice as many strikeouts (79) as hits allowed (37)… A power pitcher with a plus fastball/plus slider combination, he offers plenty to dream on…..
What Happened: King’s power stuff still ranks with that of almost any other pitcher in the Cardinals system, as evidenced by his 127 strikeouts in 110 2/3 innings, but his 4.96 ERA and 78 walks show that he still has much to learn about his craft.